Yale Shows Off NFC Enabled Door Locks (Video)

NFC (Near Field Communications) technology is becoming more popular, Google recently launched their new NFC based payment system, Google Wallet, and now it would appear that Yale, the company well know for making door locks intends to use NFC technology in future door locks.

Yale have shown off an NFC enabled door lock at the CEDIA Expo 2011, and the door can be locked and unlocked by holding your smartphone up to the door.

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LaCie Thunderbolt Little Big Disk Launches

If you have been waiting for the new LaCie Thunderbolt Little Big Disk to arrive you will be pleased to know that your wait is now over and the drives are now available in Apple stores.

The LaCie Thunderbolt Little Big Disk is equipped with two thunderbolt ports allowing you to join up as many as you wish in a daisy chain. The new Thunderbolt technology enables you to transfer data at 10Gb/s, transferring a full-length HD movie in less than 30 seconds.

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Diablo 3 Closed Beta Begins (videos)

Earlier today the highly anticipated Diablo III beta started for a lucky chosen few, who have now been able to test out the new game. But don’t worry if you haven’t received a beta invite via email in the first wave of invites as Blizzard is still issuing invites to selected participants in future waves.

If you are still waiting for the illusive beta invite there are a few videos after the jump that should keep you going, including some Witch Doctor’s beta gameplay. Enjoy!

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Padzilla 70 Inch Interactive iPad, iPhone Case (Video)

We have featured a number of different cases for the iPad here at Geeky Gadgets, but I think Padzilla is probably the largest measuring 70 inches, and it isn’t just a case it turns your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch into an interactive 70 inch display.

The video below shows the Padzilla in action, featuring the 70 inch version, and these unique iPad displays can be custom made up to 150 inches.

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Google+ Opens To All

After being in a closed invite only 90 day beta period, Google’s new social network Google+ has now opened it doors to all, but still retains its beta tag. Google’s new competitor to the likes of Facebook and Twitter has had 91 improvements added to it over its invite only period.

Google + brings a number of new features to the social networking arena, one of which called “hangouts” that allows you to create areas to chat with others via video face-to-face and has already been used for cooking classes and music concerts during the beta trials.


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Motorola Atrix 2 Leaked

It looks like Motorola may be about to launch a successor to the Motorola Atrix 4G, in the form of the Motorola Atrix 2, which is codenamed the Motorola Edison, and it looks like the Motorola Atrix 2 will not be an LTE smartphone like the original Atrix.

According to the guys over at the BGR, the Motorola Atrix 2 will come with either a 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz dual core processor, plus and 8 megapixel camera which will be able to record full HD video in 1080p.

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Nikon J1 And V1 Mirrorless Cameras Announced

We have been hearing rumors that Nikon is going to launch its own mirrorless interchangeable lens system camera, its now official Nikon has introduced the Nikon 1 system, with two new cameras.

The two new cameras in Nikon’s 1 system are the Nikon V1 and Nikon J1 and both models come with a new CX format 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and use Nikon’s new 1 system lens mount and both are capable of recording full HD video.

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This Facehugger Inspired Facemask Engulfs Your Face

So there’s this artist in Ukraine who recently outed a strange S&M mask/headgear that borrows from the facehugger aesthete. More than one blogger has opined that it’s a fitting sort of tribute to H.R. Giger, who conceptualized the original xenomorphs. Ah, H.R. Giger. The man’s a national treasure.

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Sony PSP And GameCube Combined To Create Fusion Micro Mod (video)

Modder Ashen has combined a Sony PSP and Nintendo GameCude to create a portable GameCube system which he’s named the Micro Fusion. The mod is not for the faint heart and has required some careful modding and tweaking to combine the two gaming systems and  gel them together. Great job Ashen!

On the rear of the device Ashen has added a fan and heat sink to help keep all the tightly packed components cool enough to run. Watch the video after the jump to see the Fusion Micro in action and how it has been constructed.

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Vodafone To Roll Out Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Tomorrow?

It looks like the first mobile carrier may be rolling out Windows Phone 7.5 mango tomorrow, according to a recent report the Vodafone group is scheduled to release the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update to its range of devices from tomorrow the 21st of September.

The news comes from German site Windows smartphones, who have said that the update will roll out to certain devices tomorrow and is expected to be available to all Windows smartphones on the network by the end of the month.

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